Manal AlDowayan: If I Forget You, Don't Forget MeManal AlDowayan2021Publisher: Cuadro
Searching for stories about the lives of the pioneers of the Eastern Province oil industry who led similar lives to her father's, AlDowayan embarked on the journey to explore a time in her father's life that was a mystery to her. She wanted to "own her past" in order to better understand her present. It was necessary for her to discover the personal history of those who dreamed of a better life in pre-modern Saudi Arabia. It was only then she could claim her identity and dream of a future. If I Forget You, Don't Forget Me is the promise AlDowayan made to explore and visualize her father's past in the accounts of his contamporaries; to envision a story he never had a chance to tell.
"Either he's dead or my watch has stopped" Groucho Marx (while getting the patient's pulse)RAMIN HAERIZADEH, ROKNI HAERIZADEH, HESAM RAHMANIANMartina Weinhart (Editor), Rokni Haerizadeh (Artist), Hesam Rahmanian (Artist), Ramin Haerizadeh (Artist), 2020Publisher: DISTANZ Verlag GmbH c/o Edel Germany GmbH LLC; Bilingual edition
The installations, films and performances of Ramin Haerizadeh (b. 1975), Rokni Haerizadeh (b. 1978), and Hesam Rahmanian (b. 1980, all three live and work in Dubai) transport the viewer into a highly distinctive world: Exuberant like lush nature, nonetheless humorous, eccentric, and full of allusions. The base and center of the Iranian artistic trio is their house in Dubai, where they live and work together. It is here that all their works originate frequently in interaction with friends or other artists. They create surprising encounters directing attention toward urgent contemporary political and social topics, questioning power mechanisms as well as normative gender roles and the art world. After exhibitions at the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, Kunsthalle Zürich, the Trussardi Foundation in Milan and the Sharjah Biennial, among others, the SCHIRN is now presenting the first solo exhibition by the artists in Germany.
The accompanying catalog includes a text by Martina Weinhart, a detailed biography of the artists and a preface by Philipp Demandt.Enquire
Hassan Sharif: I Am the Single Work ArtistHassan Sharif2020Publisher: Walther Konig, Verlag, 2020
Though he is often celebrated as a conceptualist, the late Emirati artist Hassan Sharif has had an expansive and evolving influence on the arts. As an artist, writer, educator and critic, Sharif worked with and through the material and socioeconomic effects of global capitalism in the United Arab Emirates to weave together his diverse body of work. Encompassing sculpture, painting, writing, performance and even political caricature, his radical vision translated into an artistic practice that was both faithful to his local environment and truly global, both subversive and sincere. I Am the Single Work Artist imagines an extended dialogue with Sharif about the places, people, texts and materials that shaped his world. The volume presents Sharif?s work alongside context-speci?c annotations, archival materials, selections from his writings and the exhibition: KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany (29.02. - 03.05.2020) / Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden (2020/2021)
Available at Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde.Enquire
forgive me, distant wars, for bringing flowers homeRAMIN HAERIZADEH, ROKNI HAERIZADEH, HESAM RAHMANIAN2018Publisher: Corraini Edizioni
The major exhibition of Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian forgive me distant wars for bringing flowers home has come to an end on September 30, 2018 coinciding with the launch of a beautiful catalogue published by OGR and edited by Abaseh Mirvali. Copies of the book will be available at our gallery in Dubai from November.
By Abaseh Mirvali and Constanza Medina (Author, Edit), Media Farzin (Author), Samuele Piazza (Author)Enquire
in sequenceHALEH REDJAIAN2018
Monograph for Haleh Redjaian entitled in sequence (2018), edited by Wolfgang Fetz and Jörg van den Berg. Published by Verlag für Moderne Kunst, the book provides a backbone overview of Redjaian’s practice in tandem with acute insight into her formal ideologies of art making. The author pointedly remarks, “One sees geometric forms | strict order | grids | patterns | but primarily one sees Redjaian’s base material: the line | rather many lines| in many instances in the mode of serial repetition."Enquire
Warehouse ProjectVikram Divecha2017
Publisher: Alserkal Avenue
The book features a photographic essay by the artist and texts curators, scholars and business consultants who were either involved in the development of the project, or who participated in the Warehouse Project Talks, a series of that took place inside Warehouse 82, in which each individual articulated the project from a distinct professional viewpoint.Enquire
Her Majesty?RAMIN HAERIZADEH, ROKNI HAERIZADEH, HESAM RAHMANIAN2016Publisher: Edition Patrick Frey
Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian's Her Majesty? is a limited edition facsimile where the trio have completely overhauled the XL coffee table publication, which was published by Taschen Verlag in 2012 about the life of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty? is available at the gallery and each book comes with a unique, handmade cover of only 600 copies. For more information and to order a copy online, please click here.Enquire
Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, Hesam RahmanianRamin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, Hesam Rahmanian2015Publisher: Mousse Publishing
The collaborative practice of Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian represents a radical redefinition of the collective. This comprehensive monograph details the artists’ collaborations since 2009, from the chaotic creative centrifuge of the house they share in Dubai to their exhibitions that blur their individual practices.
By Tina Kukielski (Author, Editor), Christopher Lord (Author, Editor), Daniel Baumann (Author)Enquire
FictionvilleRokni Haerizadeh2014Publisher: Koenig Books
Rokni Haerizadeh's first monograph. The volume, which brings together four years of work, is edited by Negar Azimi and includes contributions by Media Farzin, Tina Kukielski and Sohrab Mohebbi. The book is designed by Copenhagen - based All the Way to Paris and published by Koenig Books, London.
Mohammed KazemMohammed Kazem2013Publisher: Damiani
Mohammed Kazem's monograph is a retrospective publication on the work of the artist, which was produced for the Walking on Water exhibition in the National Pavilion of the United Arab Emirates at the 55th Venice Biennale. The book features essays by Reem Fadda, Paula Kolczynska, Hassan Sharif, Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi and Adel Khozam. This 320 page book charts Kazem's practice from the 1970s to present day.Enquire
I Put It There You Name ItRamin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian2012Publisher: Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde
Catalogue of the collaborative exhibition I Put It There You Name It at Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde from 18 March - 17 May, 2012.Enquire
Hassan Sharif Works 1973 - 2011Hassan Sharif2011Publisher: Hatje Cantz
This book is the first monograph on the multifaceted body of work by the most prolific artist in the Gulf region. Hassan Sharif (born 1951) is looked on as one of the most important contemporary artists in the Gulf region. Since the early seventies, he has been working on a multifaceted oeuvre encompassing very different media, including caricatures, performances, installations, scientific experiments, objects, drawings, and paintings, which, taken altogether, comprise a complex, formal system. His works are shown regularly in Venice-at the 2009 and 2015 Biennale, for example-and at the Sharjah Biennial. Many of his works are included in the permanent collections of the National Museum in Qatar and the Art Museum in Sharjah, as well as in private collections across the United Arab Emirates and numerous other countries.Enquire